GOLDEN GATE GAZETTE
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WiFi Coming to Golden Gate Transit Commute Routes!
information, as it becomes available, on our
The weekend closure will allow traffic to
shift onto the newly completed southbound
structures and temporary bypass. During the
closure, there will be no access to Highway
101 from Marina Blvd/Richardson Ave. and
the public is encouraged to choose buses,
ferries, alternate routes, or car-free activities
to ease congestion in the area. To learn more
about the Doyle Drive replacement project, visit
Immediately following the reopening of Doyle
Drive, bus schedules are expected to be delayed
as motorists adjust to the new routing. Thank
you for your patience during this time.
As part of the construction phasing for
the Presidio Parkway project, Caltrans
will close Doyle Drive for a weekend this fall,
which will result in severe impacts to traffic
traveling across the Golden Gate Bridge.
As a result, Golden Gate Transit will offer
modified bus schedules during the closure
to best meet the needs of our customers;
however, major delays are anticipated. The
weekend closure is expected to occur in
fall 2011. As of our print deadline, Caltrans
had not announced the dates or times of
the closure. When we know more, we will
distribute a special edition of the Golden
Gate Gazette with further details, including
maps and schedules. We will also post more
GOLDEN GATE GAZETTE ®
Published by the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District, San Francisco, CA Fall 2011
511 (Toll Free) • 711X (TDD) • www.goldengate.org
UPCOMING DOYLE DRIVE CLOSUREWeekend Closure of Doyle Drive will Impact
Golden Gate Bridge TrafficGolden Gate Transit Operating Modified Bus Schedules
Golden Gate Ferry Offering Additional Service
Modifications to Golden Gate Transit weekend service during the Doyle Drive closure include:
• Route 10 will not operate during the weekend closure.
• Route 70 will be re-routed through Sausalito to serve stops normally served by Route 10.
• Routes 70 and 80 will begin and end at the Toll Plaza. They will provide the same number of trips as their regular weekend schedules.
• Route 101 will not serve stops south of the San Rafael Transit Center. Instead, it will travel to San Francisco via the East Bay and the Bay Bridge. It will provide additional trips to its regular weekend schedule.
• Route 92 special weekend service will offer 15-minute shuttle service between the Toll Plaza and downtown San Francisco, traveling along Geary Blvd.
• During the closure, Muni will not offer service to and from the Toll Plaza. Instead, Route 92 will accept Muni transfers for continuing travel to the Toll Plaza.
• Golden Gate Ferry will offer enhanced service to help transport customers between Marin County and San Francisco.
Work or surf on the way to work!
Within the next few
months, you’ll be able
to check your email, post to
your Facebook wall, or catch
up on the latest Dancing
with the Stars gossip during
your commute to and from
work. You’ll have a choice
of endless possibilities when
WiFi equipment is installed
on Golden Gate Transit buses. Installation will begin with
the Motor Coach Industry (MCI) buses (600- and 900-series
buses), followed by the rest of the commute fleet. The WiFi
network will allow commuters free internet access during their
ride on Golden Gate Transit.
Installation of WiFi service is being done to enhance the ride
for customers. “We knew that having internet access was a
very important feature to our customers, so we began looking
for a company who could help us accomplish this goal,”
explained Denis Mulligan, District General Manager. “We
also wanted to appeal to those customers who are currently
driving, but who could be lured to take the bus if they could
‘work on their way to work,’” he added.
The District recently reached an agreement with FreeFi
Networks, which will provide the wireless service at no cost in
exchange for selling online advertising. The District will procure
and install the hardware for the wireless service this fall.
Connectivity will be through existing cellular networks with the
intention of providing 4G connectivity when the technology is
available in the North Bay. All technical and customer service
issues will be handled by FreeFi Networks, whose contact
information will be posted on the WiFi-enabled buses.
Receive Golden Gate Bus and Ferry updates by email! Look for “Customer alerts” at www.goldengate.org.
Ferry departs AT&T Park 30 minutes after game ends.
Arrive at the Larkspur Ferry Terminal at least 30 minutes prior to ferry departure to purchase your tickets. Capacity is limited and service is first-come, first served. For more information, visit www.goldengate.org.
Ready for Football?
Take the Golden Gate Larkspur Ferry
to Cal football games played at AT&T Park!
GeT There In STyle!
Saturday, September 17 Presbyterian College
Thursday, October 13 USC
Saturday, October 22 Utah
Saturday, November 5 Washington State
Saturday, November 12 Oregon State
GAME DATE OPPONENT
THIS IS NOT A RESTAURANT
We’re In This Together.
Eating, drinking, or smoking on the bus is not allowed. California State Law prohibits open alcoholic
beverages aboard this bus.
How to Purchase Tickets to AT&T Park
Ferry tickets to Giants games at AT&T Park are not
sold at the ticket vending machines, but can be
purchased online at www.tickets.com or any Giants
Dugout Store (service fees apply). AT&T Park tickets
may also be purchased at the Larkspur Ferry ticket
office on days of home games, and on September 25.
On these days, the ticket office hours will be:
Monday – Friday 11:15 am – 7:00 pm
(9:45 am for day games)
(closed 12:45-1:00 pm, 2:50-3:20 pm, 5:15-5:30 pm)
Saturday – Sunday 9:15 am – 5:00 pm
(closed 2:00-3:00 pm)
As part of the cost-saving efforts underway at the
Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation
District (District), the Golden Gate Ferry ticket offices
at the Larkspur and San Francisco Ferry Terminals
closed on July 9, 2011, and no longer offer daily
hours. Customers can purchase ferry tickets and adult
Clipper cards and load value to all Clipper cards at
automated ticket vending machines at both ferry
terminals and at the Sausalito Ferry Landing. The
vending machines are available during ferry operating
The Marin County Public Works
Department has begun a complete
remodel of the Marin City Transit Hub,
located just outside the Gateway Shopping
Center on Donahue Street in Marin City.
During the remodel, the Transit Hub has
been relocated a short walk from its current
location to a temporary site on Drake Avenue,
directly across from the Marin City Public
All buses serving the Marin City Transit Hub
are relocated, which includes Golden Gate
Transit regional bus routes 4, 10, 70, 80, and
92; Marin Transit local routes 17, 19, 22, 36,
66 (Muir Woods Shuttle), and 71; and Marin
Transit’s West Marin Stagecoach Route 61 and
Community Shuttle Route 222.
The remodel will include new street surfaces,
landscaping, lighting, and other passenger
amenities such as new shelters, bike racks,
and signage. Estimated date of completion is
November 22, 2011.
Golden Gate Transit does not predict an
impact to the actual running times of the
buses so schedules (arrival and departure
times) will be maintained. The impacts will be
felt more by those customers that initiate or
terminate their travel in Marin City since they
may have to walk further to and from the
Please contact Marin Transit for further information and updates:
www.MarinTransit.org or at 415-226-0862.
MAriN CiTy TrANSiT Hub rELOCATED
until November 22 Due to Construction
Health & WellnessCenter
Donahue Routes Serving
Purchase Ferry Tickets at
Ticket Vending Machines
Golden Gate Ferry Ticket Offices
FErry TiCKET PriCES$8.75 each way
Take Larkspur Ferry to Remaining Giants Home Games and
Cheer them to Victory!
$8.75 each way
Join the Run to the Playoffs!Join the Run
to the Playoffs!
Don’t wait in line on game day. Purchase your tickets now
online at www.tickets.com or at Larkspur Ferry Terminal (limited hours).
Golden Gate Ferry takes you to Cal Football home games at AT&T Park.
at larkspur Ferry Terminal!4 pm to 8 pm
Fridays through September
Food Truck Crush Food Truck Crush
Photo © S.F. Giants
Golden Gate Larkspur Ferry Expanded Holiday Schedule
DAY AFTER THANKSGIVINGFriday, November 25, 2011
Depart Larkspur Arrive San Francisco Depart San Francisco Arrive Larkspur
5:22 am Bus departs
4:51 am Bus departs 5:25 am (Financial District)
5:58 am (Financial District)
7:10 am 7:40 am 7:45 am 8:15 am8:20 am 8:50 am 9:10 am 9:45 am9:40 am 10:30 am
10:20 am 11:05 am 11:20 am 12:05 pm11:40 am 12:30 am 12:40 pm 1:30 pm12:15 pm 1:05 pm 1:30 pm 2:20 pm1:40 pm 2:30 pm 2:40 pm 3:30 pm3:40 pm 4:30 pm 4:40 pm 5:25 pm5:30 pm* 7:00 pm 7:15 pm 8:00 pm
*To San Francisco via Sausalito Bold = pm times
Arrive LarkspurArrive Sausalito
Weekdays (excluding Holidays)
Saturdays, Sundays & Holidays
Depart Sausalito Arrive Sausalito
There’s still time to
experience Food Truck
Crush at the Larkspur Ferry
Terminal. It’s Marin’s first
gourmet food truck event
and it continues every
Friday through September
from 4 pm to 8 pm at the
Larkspur Ferry Terminal.
Visit www.goldengate.org for each week’s food
truck and musical lineup and to take advantage of
The event is a pilot program operated in coordination
with Marin County-based Ready Set Entertainment,
LLC. If District staff determines the program is
beneficial without negatively impacting ferry services, a
recommendation to establish a long-term program will
be brought forward for consideration by the District
Board of Directors.
We Will Always RememberOn this tenth anniversary of the
tragedies on September 11, the District would like to remember and pay tribute to the heroes and
victims of those events.
Golden Gate Ferry Winter Schedule
Effective October 1 through December 10, 2011
Light type = am times
Bold type = pm times
Fridays 4 - 8 pm Larkspur Ferry Terminal
Fridays 4 - 8 pm Larkspur Ferry Terminal
High-speed weekday crossings except where noted (*).Note: The 11:40 am trip from Larkspur to San Francisco and the 12:55 pm trip from San Francisco to Larkspur have been removed for the winter season.
Arrive LarkspurDepart Larkspur Arrive SF Depart SF
LARKSPURSaturdays, Sundays & Holidays
Arrive LarkspurArrive Larkspur
–5:10 5:35 6:35 7:208:108:50
Weekdays (excluding Holidays)
4:51 am Route 24 bus to Financial District5:22 am Route 97 bus to Financial District
Arrive SF Depart SF
Customer Service Call CenterEffective Monday, October 17, 2011
The call center is openMonday – Friday 7 am – 7 pm
Closed on weekends and holidaysClosed on Thanksgiving Day
Bus Service Adjustments
NOTICE TO CUSTOMERS
Effective Sunday, September 11, 2011
Routes 24, 35, 40, 42, 44, 45, 54, 70, and 80:
Schedules adjusted up to seven minutes to improve connections and running times.
Golden Gate Transit schedules are adjusted quarterly to ensure system efficiency.
Follow Us On and !
Frequent service from Marin City, and Manzanita
(Pohono Street) Park-and-Ride.
Service operates weekends and holidays
For more information, visit www.goldengate.org
or call 511 (TDD 711)X
ROUTE 66 Muir Woods Express
MUIR WOODS SHUTTLE
Sponsored by Marin Transit and National Park Service
Used with the permission of theGolden Gate National Parks Conservancy
© Michael Schwab Studios (2009)marin transit
For new schedules, pick up the Fall 2011 Transit Guide on your bus or ferry,
visit www.goldengate.org or call toll-free 511 or 711 (TDD) X.
Commute Routes:Many trip times at 7th & Folsom have been modified due to changed traffic conditions. Please check timetables carefully.
Doyle Drive Closure: Due to construction, Doyle Drive will be closed during an extended weekend in the fall. The closure will impact all Golden Gate Transit service to and from San Francisco. Once Caltrans announces the closure date, information on service impacts will be available at www.goldengate.org.
Route 24 Running times revised from summer season.
Route 35 Two northbound morning and two southbound afternoon trips added (formerly Route 36 trips).
Route 36 Northbound 6:50 am and 7:20 am trips and southbound 5:49 am and 6:19 am trips no longer serve stops south of the San Rafael Transit Center. These trips have been converted to Route 35 trips. See Routes 17, 35, 70, & 71 for alternate service. Minor schedule revisions.
Routes 40/42 Westbound buses now arrive at the San Rafael Transit Center at 25 and 55 minutes after the hour (previously was 20 and 50 minutes after the hour).
Route 51 Southbound 8:15 am trip moved to 7:15 am. Northbound 7:58 am (Redwood & Grant) trip moved to 6:58 am.
Route 70 Southbound Saturday trips at 9:56 am, 10:56 am, 2:56 pm, and 3:56 pm have been converted to Route 101 trips from Novato departing three minutes earlier.
Route 92 Northbound 7:28 am trip moved five minutes earlier to better meet Route 17 connections in Marin City.
Route 101 Southbound Saturday trips departing Novato at 9:53 am, 10:53 am, 2:53 pm, and 3:53 pm added. Sunday service now offered
Monday–Friday 7am – 7pmSaturdays 8am – 6pm (closed Sundays)
Christmas Eve Day 7am – 5pmPresidents,’ Memorial, Independence, Thanksgiving,
Christmas, and New Year’s Days closed
call511toll free TDD 711
(say “Golden Gate Transit,” then “operator”)
Contactos de Información en españolmiércoles a sábado 8:00 am a 7 pm
Para obtener más información en español,vea la página 17.
Other languages call: 415/455-2000
GOLDEN GATE BUS & FERRY
FALL ■ SEPTEMBER 11 - DECEMBER 10 CUSTOMER RELATIONSSCHEDULE INFORMATION
Follow us on and
Doyle Drive weekend closure coming this fall – bus schedule impacts.
Holiday Ferry Bus COLuMbuS DAy Regular Regular Monday, October 10, 2011 VeTeRAnS DAy Regular Regular Friday, november 11, 2011 THAnkSGiVinG DAy No Service Holiday Thursday, november 24, 2011 FRiDAy AFTeR THAnkSGiVinG Larkspur – Regular Friday, november 25, 2011 Expanded Service See page 3 Sausalito – Holiday CHRiSTMAS DAy No Service Holiday Sunday, December 25, 2011 DAy AFTeR CHRiSTMAS Regular Holiday Monday, December 26, 2011 neW yeAR’S DAy No Service Holiday Sunday, January 1, 2012 DAy AFTeR neW yeAR’S DAy Regular Holiday Monday, January 2, 2012
Holiday Service Calendar 2011-2012
Golden Gate Transit began offering Sunday service on popular
Route 101 on September 11, 2011. Route 101 offers express
service between Sonoma County/northern Marin/San Rafael Transit
Center and San Francisco. Route 101 serves the same stops as Route
80 between Santa Rosa and Novato. It serves the San Rafael Transit
Center and it serves the same stops in San Francisco as Routes 70
and 80. Customers traveling to/from Marin City or Highway 101 bus
pads should transfer to Route 70 or 71 in Novato, San Rafael Transit
Center, or the Toll Plaza.
For Route 101 schedules, pick up the Fall 2011 Transit Guide on your
bus or ferry, visit www.goldengate.org or call toll-free 511 or 711
Route 101 Now Offers Service on Sundays!
Happy 10th Anniversary!M.V. Mendocino
September 2001-September 2011